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HALE, BREESE. Seeking information about Joseph HALE b. abt 1841 m. Henrietta BREESE in Hoosick Falls, NY ca 1866. Son of Charles HALE and Martha WHITINTON, buried in Hoosick Falls, NY. Charles died Jul 7, 1887, and Martha died Aug. 22, 1905. I'd like to connect with any family members or researchers of this family. Marilyn Brien, 128 Linda Drive, San Antonio, TX 78216 0197 [email address updated in March 2003]

HALL, Whitman Stoddard. Seeking informaton about Whitman Stoddard HALL b. Feb 28,1839 in Hoosick Falls, Renesslaer Co., NY. Believe father's name may have been Ebeneezer. Richard A. Hall 1297

HALL, BURCH. Seeking information about Merritt W. HALL b. Oct. 28, 1847 in Rensselaer Co. At some point he moved to Oneida Co. (Town of Western). He m. Eunice BURCH b. October 16, 1853. It is believed (not officially confirmed) that he d. June 12, 1932. Bill Hall 1298

HALPINE, LUCEY. Seeking information about Augustus HALPINE and wife Joanna LUCEY. They emigrated from Ireland before 1840. In 1860 they were located in Pittstown with children James 22, Catharine 10, John 15, Thomas 7, Lucinda 4, Frank 1. Interested in more information about this family, when Augustus and Joanna died, where buried, and where they were from in Ireland. Joyce Brown 0797 [email address updated in March 2003]

HAMBURGER, Isaac Lionel. Seeking information about Isaac Lionel HAMBURGER b. abt 1847 and graduated from Troy Academy. Is Troy Academy still in existance? Was it a secondary school? 0497

HAMMOND, BUTLER. Seeking information about William HAMMOND who married Margaret BUTLER in Tipperary County, Ireland abt. 1840. They had seven children: twins Richard and Hester, Anne, William, Mary, Ellen and Catherine. About 1863 Margaret and four of the children (Richard, Hester, Anne and William) emigrated to Troy, NY. The fate of the husband and the other children is unknown. Margaret died before 1870 leaving the children to fend for themselves. Richard, who is my great-great grandfather, married Johanna MAHER, also an Irish immigrant, abt. 1870 and they, along with brother William, moved to Franklin, PA, and later on to Buffalo, NY. I would like information on the HAMMOND and MAHER families. John Stone 0197

HAND, FITZPATRICK. Seeking information about James HAND b 1845 in Ireland, m Mary FITZPATRICK b 1847 in Ireland. I believe James Hand came into the US in the late 1860s. They settled in Pittstown, Rensselaer County, NY. They had son William HAND b 1870, daughter Nelli HAND b 1872, son James HAND b 1874, son John HAND b 1876 (my husband's grandfather), daughter May HAND b 1877, daughter Eliza HAND b 1879, son Kyron HAND b 1881, daughter Maggie HAND b 1884 and son George HAND b 1889. Would like to find out who James HAND's parents and siblings were. Irene Hand 0797 [email address updated in February 2012]

HANNON, John. Seeking any information about the following descendants of John HANNON who lived at 253 Third Street, Troy, NY: John HANNON b. 1846 in Ireland d. bef 1900, and wife Bridget b. Feb. 1845 in Ireland; Isabella HANNON b. abt 1870 in NY; Augustus J. HANNON b. 23 Sep 1872 in NY d. 14 Mar 1936 and wife (1) Rebecca MCCARTHY b. 6 Jun 1872 in NY d. abt 6 Aug 1907 and wife (2) Mary F. KELLERHER d. abt 30 Nov 1948; Clara HANNON b. 29 Jul 1877 in MD and husband Mr. MURRY. Laura Hannon Smith 0398

HANSON, CASEY. Michael Hanson (sometimes mis-spelled Henson) came from County West Meath Ireland circa late 1830"s early 1840's. From Nova Scotia disembarkment they went to Troy, NY before moving on westward. I am looking for anyone in the area researching any Hanson's in the Troy area. Michael was married to Catherine CASEY who died enroute to America. Allied surnames: O'NEIL, KILDUFF. There is one other Hanson listed in early Troy records. Is it possible these two Michael's were kin? If anyone knows Troy Hanson History, I would appreciate the help. Cecelia 1098

HARDY, DOWD. William. Seeking information about William HARDY (not to be confused with Wm R. Hardy) b. Stephentown, Rensselaer Co, NY. He was m. by 1809 in Burlington, Otsego, NY. He and wife Esther Dowd settled in Unadilla, Otsego, NY; later moved to Broome Co. In 1814, Esther died. He married again, name unknown and they moved to Chemung Co; she died there. Then he moved to Chicago, and died there. No Wm Hardy in 1790 census, Ren. Co. In 1800, looks like his father in Springfield, Otsego, NY: Wm & Mary Pembleton Hardy, 7 sons, 2 dau. 1810 census shows a William Hardy in Milford, Otsego, NY, and one in Springfield. Wm Hardy Sr. was b. RI; Mary Pembleton was b. RI and died Broome Co. Judy Fudala Clauss 0797

HARLAN, GAFFEY. Seeking information about Joseph A. HARLAN b. abt. 1880 in Troy, NY. His son Daniel Joseph HARLAN b. 1917 also in Troy. Me married Agnes M. GAFFEY b. 1884. 1198

HARRINGTON, Jacob. Seeking informaion on Jacob HARRINGTON b. June 10,1799 d. Oct.1, 1878 in Coles Creek, Columbia Co., PA. At the age of 22 he arrived in PA. with a brother David. We do know that Jacob's father was a Jesse Harrington, but not sure which one it is. Any help on locating Jacob's parents would be greatly appreciated. Carol 0898

HARRINGTON, CORNELL-STRONG. Seeking information about Horace HARRINGTON b. 4 July 1804 d. 5 Aug 1881 m. 2 June 1853 to Sarah Elizabeth (Cornell) STRONG d. 10 Jul 1882, widow of Henry Wright Strong of Troy. Both buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Troy. They resided in Brunswick near or on Brunswick Road. Their estate consisted of a brick house and brick barn near Lake Ave and two cemeteries - St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery and St. Mary's Cemetery of Troy, both at 54 Brunswick Rd., Brunswick. Does their house in Brunswick still stand today? Are there any pictures of their residence? Dorothy Strong Williamson 0199 [email address updated in April 2003]

HARRISON, Daniel N. Seeking information about the family of Daniel N. HARRISON b. abt 1819 and Thirsy G. (maiden name unknown) b. abt 1826 in NH. They lived in 1850 on a farm in Stephentown with 2 sons, George S. (b about 1844) and Samuel D. (b about 1848). Daniel N. died Jan 5, 1853 and is buried in a cemetery on Stephentown-Lebanon Road. Thirsy still lived on the farm with her sons in 1860. Samuel D. m Isora/Ida Jones, lived in Massachusetts; in Lansingburgh, Rensselaer County, NY; and in Waterford, Saratoga County, NY. I am seeking information on any of the above, parents of Daniel N. and Thirsy G., spouse of George S., parents of Ida Jones (John Jones and Roselly [--?--]). Patricia Van Wagenen Harrison 0798

HARRISON, Edward Leay. Seeking information about my grandfather Edward Leay HARRISON b. abt 1870 in Greenbush, NY (son of George HARRISON Sarah MC DONALD). Edward is my grandfather, and am trying to find out about him, for he left my father and my grandmother when my father was only 3 years old in 1895 in New York City. Family rumor had it that he remarried again in 1901 in New York, to a girl of Irish descent. I have found in a cemetery index the names of three Harrisons, and am hoping someone out there knows who they were. They were: Daniel N. Harrison d. 5 January 1853, Age 33; Jared Harrison, d. 8 February 1839, Age 56; Phebe J. Shout (wife of William Harrison) d. 21 October 1849, Age35. They are buried in an Unnamed Cemetery, located on the east side of Stephentown-Lebanon Road, 11/2 miles from Stephentown. Can anyone give me any info on these people? Barbara Boardman 0497 [email address is still current in March 2003]

HARRISON, SPERRY. Seeking information about Jennie E. HARRISON b. abt. 1820, possibly in Canada or NY. m. Rufus D. SPERRY of Otsego Co., NY. In 1851 they lived in Troy, NY. Lissa Garman 0197

HARTWELL, WILLIAMS. Seeking information about Mr. HARTWELL and wife Catherine WILLIAMS (daughter of Peter WILLIAMS b: abt 1807 in Schoharie Co., NY and Deborah A RHOADES b. abt 1811 in Rensselaer Co., NY) b. abt 1836 in Rensselaer Co., NY. They had one child, Nellie E HARTWELL b. abt 1863 in Monroe Co., NY. Gene Wilson 0697

HAWLEY, WATKINS. Seeking any information about Lennel Porter HAWLEY (likely b. 1820-1825). Married Elizabeth Ryan WATKINS in Wayne Co, OH in 1845. Allegedly traveled to Troy, NY in 1852 to visit his mother and died while visiting. Farmer. Am surmising he might have been born in Troy. Karen Stevens 0498

HEATH, CHICHESTER. Mary HEATH b 10 Sep 1811 in Troy NY d 05 Oct 1891 in Kingsley, Grand Traverse, MI m 30 Sep 1828 Schoharie Co., NY to Ira CHICHESTER b 1805 NY d 11 Mar 1875 in Mecosta Co., MI. Seeking any information on either of these families' origins or other family in the Troy area at the time. Ian Heath 0898

HEDGES, Stephen. Looking for a birth or marriage record for Stephen HEDGES (son of Matthew HEDGES) b. abt 1763 (Mattituck?), Suffolk Co, Long Island, NY. He married Betsy RANDALL? before 1790 (probably at Easthampton, Long Island, NY) and had children Hannah, Stephen, Jeremiah (b. 1795), Elias, Jesse (b. 1800), Esther, and Elizabeth. He was in Troy, Rensselaer Co, NY from about 1795 to 1807 and then Clinton Co, NY until his death in 1813. Vivian Hedges Derrick 0498

HEGERMAN/HEGEMAN, KUNTZ/COONS. According to IGI records Anna HEGERMAN m. Abraham KUNTZ/COONS in 1772 in West Sand Lake. I would like to know who Anna HEGERMAN's parents were, possibly when/where she was born, and any sibs she may have. Marg Hunter 1098

HEMPSTEAD, SMITH. Need information about Cora A. HEMPSTEAD b. 1856(?) in Gallupville, NY m. Henry SMITH, possibly in Troy, NY, where they lived until his death in 1912. Barb 1198

HENDERSON, QUITTERFIELD. Seeking information on James HENDERSON, who moved to the eastern part of the town of Poestenkill in 1837. He was engaged in the lumbering business. In 1850 he settled in Wynantskill, town of North Greenbush and engaged in lumbering and farming. He was the first Supervisor of the town of Poestenkill in 1848-49 and had been a highway commissioner in this town. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Albia and a trustee of the church. He was married to Margaret QUITTERFIELD in 1830 in Fort Edward and had 10 children, including John N. Henderson, Abner Q. Henderson, George Henderson, Frances E. Henderson, James H. Henderson, Charles Henderson and Taylor Henderson. Christine Pearce 1198 [email address updated in Mar 2009]

HENNING, John. Seeking information about John HENNING. Have newspaper article that states he left Rensselaer Co. about 1834 to move to Niagara Co., NY. Newspaper article also notes that he was a Colonel. Do not know his birth date, but know he died in 1870. Dawn Henning 0198 [email address updated in Oct 2007]

HERRICK, Alderman Baker b. 1800 in NY. Suspect he was named for a Baptist minister of Rensselaer Co. by the name of Alederman BAKER. Searching for information on his parents. Would also like to find the relationship between the families of BAKER, HERRICK, HAYES and/or WHIPPLE. Sandy McSpadden 0197

HERRINGTON, CHAPMAN. Seeking information about Charles B. HERRINGTON b. 17 May 1784/85 (son of William B. HERRINGTON of RI and Sarah BAKER). Seeking exact birthplace in RI of Charles. Married Hannah CHAPMAN b. 9 Jan 1790 in Rensselaer Co., NY. Seeking any information on parents/ancestors/siblings of Hannah. They had 12 children: These children thought to have been born in Rensselaer Co: Sarah b. 1811; Polly b. 1812; John b.1813; Tabitha b. 1816; Dorothy b. 1818; Charles D, definitely born in Rensselaer Co. b 1819. Following children born in Lebanon, Madison Co., NY: Benjamin b. 1821; Lewis b. 1823; Maria b. 1823; Roxanna b. 1825. Following 2 children born in Pompey, Onondaga Co: Waity b. 1828; Marshall b. 1832. Would like complete info on all children. I have info to share. Seeking any information on their mother, Hannah CHAPMAN. Ike Watrous 0198

HEWITT, PECKHAM. Seeking information about children of Edmund HEWITT and Hannah PECKHAM of Hoosick in 1786 and Galway after 1787. Douglas V. Smith, Box 65, Sharon, VT 05065 or 0297

HICKS/HIX, BUTEAU/BLUTO. Seeking information about Anliza/Eliza HICKS/HIX, wife of Peter BUETAU/BLUTO. They had a son, Charles Edward BLUTO b. August 8, 1850 in Troy, NY. I am seeking siblings of Anliza or the name of her parents. Seeking correspondence with anyone researching these surnames in this area. Jean 0697

HICKS, JACKSON. Seeking information about William HICKS m. 1778 or 1779 in Schaghticoke to Phoebe JACKSON. They lived in Pittstown. William was in the Revolutionary War, along with his father Benjamin, and brother Daniel. William and Phoebe had at least one child, James HICKS b. 1779 in Pittstown. They quite possibly moved from Rensselaer to Saratoga, Schoharie, and finally Erie counties. William d. 1823 in Hamburgh, Erie, NY, and in 1844 Phoebe was living with James in Groton, Tompkins, NY. Does anyone know who their other children were? 0497

HIGGINS. Searching for information on, or descendants of, Simeon and Nancy HIGGINS who lived in Pittstown, NY in 1775. What was Nancy's maiden name? Janet O'Kane 0698

HIGGINS, Catherine. Seeking information about Catherine HIGGINS b. abt 1853 in Troy, NY. I'm interested in her birth and possibly her marriage to John Joseph QUINN. Peggy Quinn 0898 [e-mail address given in August 1998 is no longer valid in March 2003]

HIGGINS, John. I believe John came to the US in 1841, perhaps with son, Matthew. Wife Catharine followed in 1842 or 1843 with children, Margaret 15, Barnard 13, Agness 11, Catharine 9, Anne 6, and MICHAEL 2. Any information about their arrival, jobs, and living situations would be appreciated. I've found them in the 1855, 1860, 1865 census. Looking for marriage of Matthew and Bridget, 1847 or so. Catharine HIGGINS b. abt 1854 is my great grandmother. Birth, marriage or any other information would be appreciated. She married John Joseph QUINN abt 1870. John was born in Australia. Peggy Quinn 0898 [e-mail address given in August 1998 is no longer valid in March 2003]

HILL, ARANT. Looking for the parents of Valentine HILL born October 31, 1790 m. Edna ARANT. First son was William VanRensselaer HILL b. 1821 m. Sarah FRANCISCO. Tom & Marnie Hill 1298

HILLIKER, JAQUES. Seeking information about William HILLIKER b. abt 1857 m. Amanda JAQUES b. May 1860; son WILLIAM b. 1879 and William's sister Lavinia HILLIKER b. abt 1853. According to the 1880 Census they resided in the town of Watervliet. At the time of the census they resided in Enumeration District No. 57. By abt 1895 William was deceased, and Amanda had moved to Buffalo, Erie County, NY and had re-married to George KING. At this point son William was no longer listed as living with his mother, and I have no information at all about Lavinia. Christine H. Hilliker, 869 Chestnut Street, Waterford, PA 16441 0697 [email address updated in July 2007]

HODGE, BUMP. Seeking information about Eleanor HODGE b. 2 Oct 1783 d. 27 Jun 1859 in Rensselaer Co. m. Ichabod BUMP. Daughter of Mather HODGE. I'm looking for any information on Eleanor or her parents. Marilyn Brien, 128 Linda Drive, San Antonio, TX 78216 0197 [email address updated in March 2003]

HODGES, HOLMES. Seeking information about Louisa HODGES (possibly daughter of Edward A. HODGES) b. abt 1817 in Hoosick, NY d. 11 Apr 1888 at age 72 in Saratoga Springs, NY. 1297

HODGES, LEBARON. Seeking information about Samuel E. HODGES b. about 1790. He resided in Rensselaer County with his wife, Lydia LEBARON. They had at least three daughters born in the county: Lucinda HODGES (1800-1848), Mary Ann HODGES (1809-1888), and Louisa HODGES (b. abt 1812). Lucinda HODGES m. John P. HOUD/HOWD. After Lucinda's death, John HOUD m. her sister, Mary Ann HODGES. The family moved to Chautauqua County, NY in the 1830s. Elaine Waiters 0797
[email address updated in August 2003]

HOKE. Researching all HOKE family members resident in Rensselaer area from 1760-1900. In particular the following born and/or resident in Greenbush area:- John Frederick, 1760; Philip, 1787; and Elizabeth, 1750. Jack Hoke 0298

HOUSE, SPRUNG. Seeking information about Albert A. HOUSE of Lansingburgh and Troy, NY m. to widowed Sarah (Finkle) SPRUNG b. abt 1811 in Massachusetts d. 13 Nov 1847 of rabies. Buried in Mt. Ida Cemetery in Troy. Supposedly owned or worked in coach factory in Lansingburgh. Children: Caroline b. abt 1843; Charles Mortimer b. 25 May 1845; Catherine E. b. May 1847. Step-children: Richard, Ebenezer and Henrietta SPRUNG. Kathleen H. Petersen 0497

HOVER,VROOMAN. Seeking information on the family of Felipe/Phelix HOVER. He was married to Susanna VROOMAN b. 25 Mar 1749 in Vrooman's Land. They were married abt 1770. They had 3 children that I know about. Anna {FROMAN} VROOMAN HOVER born Nov 21,1779. She married Elisha MERRILL. Johannes HOVER born May 19, 1781 in Schodack, and Engeltie HOVER born Oct 13th,1782 in Schodack, Renselaer Co. NY. Would like to know names of any additional children and who their parents were. Vicki Johnston 0298

HOWARD, BATES. Seeking information about Lydia A. HOWARD b. Jul 1845 in Sand Lake, NY to Ezra E. and Phoebe HOWARD. Ezra E. was the son of Ezra S. and Lucy HOWARD of Troy, but they were born in CT. Seeking to contact other Howards with Troy-area roots. Lydia d. 13 Nov 1913 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery m. Stephen BATES b. 24 Nov 1864 in Troy, NY. Children, all born in Rensselaer Co., NY: Frederick Stephen b. 1866 d. 1916 in Rensselaer Co., NY; Ida FOWLER b. 1867 d. 1932 in Monroe Co., NY; Hattie DECKER b. 1871 d. 1906 in Rensselaer Co., NY; Catherine HEISLER b. 1873 d. abt 1950 in Monroe Co., NY; Walter Kenwood b. 1880 d. 1949 in Rensselaer Co., NY m. Clara HINSDILL; Stephen, Jr. b. 1882 d. 1960 in Rensselaer Co., NY m. Hester FILKINS; Lydia VANDERWARD b. 1885 d. 1965 in Monroe Co., NY. Cyndy Bates Finnie 1297 [email address and new name reconfirmed in April 2003]

HOWLES, MULHOLLIN/MULHOLLAND. Seeking marriage info on George HOWLES b. 1804 in Eng who married Catherine MULHOLLIN about or before 1832. Their first child John W. HOWLES was born Aug 9, 1832 in Troy, NY. Also any info about a specific place of birth for George or Catherine would help. Trying to connect this branch to a known family in Newton Heath, Manchester, England. Scottie Mabry-Howles 0698

HOYT, HUSTED. Seeking information about family Anna HOYT b. 30 Aug 1785 d. 10 Apr 1853 m. Abraham HUSTED (son of Titus HUSTED who resided in Town of Washington). Araham and Anna later lived in the Johnstown area and finally moved to Oswego Co. abt 1828. Jon K. Holcombe 0997

HUDSON, PHILLIPS. Seeking information about Charles HUDSON b. 01/27/1820 in Troy, NY (parents names, birth dates, marriage date, date and place of death unknown). He married Elizabeth Chase PHILLIPS in 1839 or 40. She was also born in NY on 10/13/1823 (parents names, birth dates, marriage date, and date and place of birth unknown; believe that her mother's maiden name was possibly CHASE.) They had 5 children that I know of: Louisa born in Washtenaw, MI; Amelia born in MI; Alonzo born in MI; Charles Jr. born in MI; and Lewis born in Marshall Co. IN. Looking for their marriage date and anything on their parents. Kathy Gavin 0498

HULL, STREETER. Seeking information about Tracy D. HULL b. c1835 and wife Isabel Jane STREETER b. Nov. 1, 1840 Berlin NY d. July 20, 1877 Chicago IL. They were married in Berlin NY. Nov 1, 1858. 1198

HUMPHREY, Renselaer. Seeking information about Renselaer HUMPHREY, listed in 1820 Census Index as a resident of Stephentown, NY. Diane Stober 1097

HUNTER, Robert. Seeking parents of Robert HUNTER b. abt 1770. He was first married to ? and then to Ziptha ANDERSON. He moved from Westchester Co. to Rensselear Co. May be of Scottish decent. Lived in Pittstown, N.Y. in the 1830 Federal Census with 4 sons, James, Fletcher, Gilbert and Harvey. I have more info but can't trace backwards. 1197

HUSTED, Titus. Seeking information about the family of Titus HUSTED who lived near Nassau. Searching for information about his first wife, Amy. She died 22 May 1802 and was buried in the woods on their farm. Who was she? Also looking for any information onn Titus and Amy's son, James. When Titus died in 1834 James was living in Greene Co., IL. Jo Rabun 0197

HUTTON, FEIL. Seeking information about family of George HUTTON b. 1729/30 ; probably d. 27 Apr 1806 around Troy, NY and wife Maria FEIL b. 10 Jan 1729/30 d. 20 May 1820 probably around Troy. Alana Bauman 0997

HYDE, Eliphalet. Would like to correspond with others interested in the family of Eliphalet HYDE. Joan Sickles 0297 [email updated in Oct 2007]

HYDORN, Elisha. Looking for any info on Elisha HYDORN d. 1897 in Troy. Originally from Grafton, NY. Lived in city of Troy. Very prominent in real estate, elected to Board of Supervisors. Brought electric lights to Troy, sold interest to POWERS. Belonged to Park Presbyterial Church. His son, J.Bartlett HYDORN carried on his real estate business. Linda Sullivan 1098

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